Photos: Rise Conference 2015

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Here are some photos from the Rise Convention that The Digital Vandal attended last July in Hong Kong. The entire team from Singapore flew in for this, and it was a busy few days of meeting other start-ups, investors, speakers and superstars from the tech world. Coming from fashion and media, this was unlike the other events I’ve had to work in for sure- but I loved every minute of the experience nonetheless.

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Photos: Echelon Recap


Photo recap at Echelon Tech Convention in Singapore

Somehow I feel like everything I’ve learned covering and working in fashion shows/tradeshows, plus selling in retail, has evolved to help me in this world of tech.

Funny where the road takes you.

Especially this company-with it’s roots in streetwear- now evolving into a tech business that creates digital art dispersed through digital stickers.

Trust the natural evolution of your path….

More Photos After the Jump…

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Photos: Osaka and Kyoto and Nara, Oh My

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Last month, I took a trip to Osaka to attend a business convention with my mom. I love traveling with her on trips like these because I learn a lot. She knows that at this point in my life, my shift towards business is becoming more and more evident. I figured if I wanted to be a great entrepreneur, why not learn from a woman who I’ve witnessed work hard and become a respected boss in her own right?

The plus side is of course being able to spend time with her. Ever since I moved abroad around 3.5 years ago, I don’t get to see her everyday. I treasure trips like this that let us chill out whether in our hotel room or exploring the neighborhood.

While in Osaka, we were able to take a few side trips to Kyoto and Nara (might as well since we are in the neighborhood right?). Photos of the trip after the jump…

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Photos: Tattoo Envy at Geisha Ink

Got major tattoo envy when I passed by the Geisha Ink exhibit at Kee club last night. New York-based photographer Reka Nyari showcased her portraits of Akuma Suicide, who was dressed fully in her own intricately detailed tattoos. Hold your breath for more beauty after the jump…

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Photos: Slow Down to Speed Up

Been in HK for a little over a month, and it feels niiiiiiice.

Since Jan, I feel like I’ve been jumping too fast. I definitely moved at a slower pace the last few weeks (ironic too ‘coz I’m in one of the busiest cities ever.)

I kind of just had to stop and say, “Whats the rush?!” Calm down V. Take time for yourself. Appreciate moments where you get to spend time with your friends, and do things you like to do- like cook in your kitchen or read a book. Sometimes you just need time to chill out and not beat yourself up with guilt over it. I had to learn not to freak out or compare my pace just ‘coz everyone around me is moving faster, while I was slowing down. (After all, hard work isn’t a show. Social media comparisons are the worst!)

So next week I head to Manila again, and I know the minute I land, I will hit the ground running. So better to take the time to breathe and enjoy the present. As I try to find #inspo all around me, I keep my eyes open for what to snap photos of. Sometimes things catch my eye immediately, while sometimes I just have to look a lil’ differently to see something I find beautiful.

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Photos: TOMS Shoe-Giving Trip in Benguet

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Here are some photos of the TOMS Shoe-giving trip I participated in last December. Looking through these pictures brought back the same emotions I felt during this trip- humbled and grateful to be a part of this journey. Thank you TOMS Philippines for this experience…

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Photos: In the Mountains….

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Last December, I went to Benguet to participate in a shoe-giving trip with TOMS Philippines. (Photos of the shoe-giving trip will be up in another post!)

My mom and I decided to take the bus from Makati to Baguio City where we would meet the TOMS team. The road trip takes around 4-5 hours depending on the traffic (ugh) but it was quite a sweet experience chilling with my mom on a bus for that long. We haven’t really had a bonding trip like that in a while, and while I would roll my eyes and be like, “This is taking forever!” She would just say “Enjoy the adventure!” #ilovemoms

Anyway, here I decided to post some pics I took on the way to Baguio City and a few snaps of what I saw when I was #feelingartsy…

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Photos: Tokio Adventures

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A few weeks ago I was in Tokio with one of my closest girl friends from Singapore. We decided to spend the Chinese New Year break over there to get some much needed rest, relaxation, and research.

Since we are both interested in the fields of fashion, art, and design, we knew that Tokyo would be a perfect spot to find new ideas. I really take inspiration from all the details from the different spaces; you can really feel how complete the vibe is by just looking at the pictures.

Here are some photos from the trip after the jump.

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